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Curtain Call Card Challenge: Handmade Flowers with Charmagne

Graphic 45 is one of my favourite paper companies...they always manage to capture an era so perfectly. Take a trip back to Ragtime Jazz with these beautiful cards incorporating beautiful patterns, eye catching embellishments and your very own handmade flowers. Learn how to use all those dies and punches lying around your house gathering will never look at your punches the same again!

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011 FULL
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $22
NEW DATE ADDED: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Supplies Needed:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black (if you have it)
  • Distress ink in Brushed Corduroy
  • Blending tool and clean foam
  • Craft mat (if you have it)
  • Liquid Pearls in Platinum or Bisque (if you have it)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Adhesive, fine detail scissors
  • pencil or paintbrush for petal curling

A Day at the Races: The Candavish Ladies with Charmagne

What's not to love about these fabulous stamps by Kanban? These beautiful ladies have dressed in their finest for a fine day at the races. We accented these cards with the fabulous American Crafts line, Peachy Keen. Come and experiment with Spellbinders Fancy Labels Three, Crafty Lounge's Sparkly Fluff and Glossy Accents along with the colouring medium of your choice. Choose your sentiment and your recipient...this stamp set has so much versatility! These three cards come with their own beautiful slip envelopes to complete them. When registering, please specify if you are needing Copic paper or water colour paper.

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $22

Supplies Needed:
  • colouring medium of your choice (copic or tombows preferred)
  • Basic kit including adhesive, pop dots, glue dots
  • blending tool and foam
  • craft mat (if you have it)
  • black soot distress ink or other black ink
  • Glossy Accents (if you have it)

Uncaged, with Bonnie

When we saw these dies at CHA in Los Angeles, we knew they would be popular. We were right because our second order has already been placed!

This class will “uncage” your creative anxiety and free you to ink, distress and bend your paper into new forms.

We will be playing with the beautiful papers from the “So Sophie” line from My Minds Eye, dies, misters, punches, Tim’s Distress Inks, and rub ons to create these beautiful cards.

Come and be inspired!

Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:00 to 1:00 pmWednesday, March 30, 2011 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cost: $22.00

Supplies to bring:
• Basic tool kit
• Distress tool
• Ink blending tool and ink blending foams
• Tweezers
• Pop dots
• Liquid glue such as Tombow mono multi and/or Tombow Mono Aqua
• Paper towels and baby wipes – we will have inky fingers

Recommended to bring if you have: I will supply, so if you don’t have it, no worries
• Non stick craft mat
• TH Distress Inks – faded jeans, worn lipstick, frayed burlap
• Stylus tool – has a round ball on the end for shaping paper
• Glossy Accents

Pretty Pinnings Cards, with Charmagne

This paper piercing technique originally was called Pinhole Art in the 1930's when women would gather together with their children and create images to paste to the windows to let the sunshine shine through their creations. Today we call this process Peragamo. I've always been interested in this technique and decided to give it a try. Come and learn how to create elegant cards using a piercing tool or simple straight pins. Dust off those chalks because we'll be using those too!

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $20

Supplies Needed:
  • Basic Kit
  • Double sided tape
  • Chalks and applicators
  • Piercing tool/soft matt or long straight pin (the ones with the ball ends are easier to handle)
  • Blending tool and clean sponges

March Challenge Layout: Handmade Flowers, with Charmagne

I've been furiously making these beautiful handmade flowers for days now and decided to focus on these pretties for this months challenge layout. Create your own paper creations using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and various punches. You will never look at your punches the same again! Create and stamp your own vintage style envelope as a wonderful layout accent and play with the incredibly Jazzy "Curtain Call"paper line from Graphic 45. You know seats are limited so sign up now! Stay tuned for the card challenge that compliments this layout...they are almost ready!

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $22

Supplies needed:
  • Basic Kit
  • Double sided tape (3mm preferred)
  • Crop-A-Dile (if you have it)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Mini Mister
  • Liquid Pearls in Bisque or Platinum
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink in Brushed Corduroy
  • Adirondack Ink pad in Red Pepper
  • Blending tool and clean sponges
  • Paintbrush or curling tool for petal shaping
  • Craft Mat if you have it

Steampunk Vintage, with Maresa

What happens when you mix together Graphic 45 papers, alcohol inks, metal embossing, dry embossing, Tim Holtz Dies, tons of inking, and a slew of nifty embellishments? A little bit of magic. :) This is one of my very favorite techniques, and I'm thrilled to be able to share it with you! Classes are filling up very quickly, so make sure to call early to reserve your spot.

This class is full of cool techniques, too numerous to itemize them all; but, we will be making all of our embellishments , embossing metal, tinting ribbon, making 3-D decorative pieces, etc., etc.

Date: Sunday March 6, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FULL
Tuesday March 15, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday March 24, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FULL
Thursday March 31, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FULL
Cost: $22.00

Supplies to bring:

- basic tool kit
- ink blending tool
- ink blending FELTS
- tweezers
- scotch tape
- pop dots
- baby wipes and paper towel, we will be getting inky! [and latex gloves if you want to save your manicure]

Recommended to bring: [These are items that IF you should have them, please bring them.]

- non- stick craft mat
- Glossy Accents
- TH Distress Inks Walnut Stain & Tattered Rose
- sanding sponge, or sanding tool
- Black Staz-on
- clear embossing powder
- copper embossing powder
- gold embossing powder
- embossing gun w/ a long[ish] extension cord [I will provide power bars to plug into]
- mini mister w/ water
- rubbing alcohol and cotton balls

Faux Book Card, with Maresa

This is a little bit of trompe l'oeil. :) It might look like a small hard-bound book, but it is really a card that has a hollow inside. [This makes it perfect for tucking small little surprises into the interior.]

Featuring The Paper Loft printed papers, Hero Arts Stamps, Tim Holtz dies, Martha Stewart punches, and lots of inking and such, this card is a fun change from the usual.

Date: Thursday March 17, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 22, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit
- liquid glue that dries clear, ie: Mono Multi
- Score Pal/Score board/ paper trimmer w/ scoring blade
- ruler, pencil and eraser
- pop dots
- baby wipes and paper towels, we will be getting inky!

Recommended to bring:

- non-stick craft mat
- ink blending tool
- TH Distress Ink, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap or such

Curio Medallion Cards, with Maresa


I call these cards "foolers". When you look at them you think that the technique is so complicated that you could never learn to do it. Nope, that isn't the case! You won't believe how simple they are, but your friends and family needn't know that. ;)

Come to class and learn how to make your punches do amazing things.

I've been eying up the beautiful Basic Grey Curio paper forever, and I knew this was the perfect line to use with these fabulous "medallions". We will be dry embossing, stamping, misting and inking, these babies are loaded with tons of extras that make them lush and lovely. They are the perfect cards for special occasions.

If the cards aren't incentive enough, Gina has generously offered a discount on the punches used in these cards, when placed on special order.

Dates: Thursday March 10, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. FULL

Cost: $25.00

Supplies to bring:

- basic tool kit
- glue dots
- scissors suitable for fine detail cutting
- pop dots [the thin ones , both large and small recommended]
- scotch tape
- post-it notes, 3"x3" size
- paper towels and baby wipes, we will be getting inky!

Recommended to bring:

- craft mat
- ink blending tool
- Tim Holtz Distress ink Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, or Walnut Stain [or all three! ;)]

Gesso Cards, with Annette

This month, we will be exploring different ways of using Gesso to create personalized backgrounds. Two involve using glossy paper, the other two, regular cardstock.
The drying time is an issue, so please think about adding an extra 30 minutes to the regular 3 hour class.
Date: Wednesday March 16, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday March 19, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Please remember that I will have all of these things on hand but it helps to save “sitting around” if there are extra supplies available. If you bring anything with you, please ensure it is clearly marked. Thank you for helping out by bringing your personal supplies!

- black pop dots
- Distress Ink pads – Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Broken China, Stormy Sky
- Versamarak
- Versafine Black
- Distress Ink Applicator Handle and Felts
- brayer
- cosmetic sponges